Rehau has installed windows and doors in one of the UK’s first Passivhaus certified social housing projects.
Rehau Geneo tilt and turn windows and French doors and the brand new AGILA Passivhaus entrance door were all fabricated by Passivhaus specialists GRM Innovations for the pilot development in Sarisbury Green, Fareham.
They were specified by Kenn Scaddan Associates and installed by main contractors Interserve.
There are six new two bedroom homes in total on the development, all of which have been built and funded by Fareham Borough Council with assistance from the Home and Communities Agency’s (HCA) 2015-2018 Affordable Homes Programme.
The homes have been rented to families on the council’s housing list, and, now that they are occupied, the energy performance will be monitored over the next 12 months.
This is the first installation of the brand new AGILA Passivhaus contemporary styled entrance door which features a glazed in Rodenberg door panel. It achieves a Ud value of just 0.7 W/m²K, and comes pre-glazed and with high security hardware pre-fitted making it easy to install.
There are a choice of panel styles available with GRP painted, GRP foil laminate or aluminium overlay skins polyester power coated in any standard RAL colour in the range.
At Sarisbury Green, GRP foil laminate panels were specified in RAL7001 grey to coordinate with the Rehau Geneo windows and French doors in the same colour.
Rehau’s Geneo windows were previously chosen for the landmark Interserve regional office in Syston, Leicestershire which was the first Zero Carbon office in the UK to be fully certified to Passivhaus standard. Manufactured using Rehau’s Raufipro fibre composite material, they achieve Uw values as low as 0.73W/m²K.
GRM Innovations is a new venture from established Rehau fabricator GRM Windows set up specifically to manufacture and supply the new Rehau Agila Passivhaus door. The company’s specialist commercial team supported GRM Innovations on this project with sectional drawings and CAD details and wind loading reports.
Rehau’s commercial sales manager Steve Tonkiss commented: “I am very proud that we have been successful with this Passivhaus project. Worldwide, from China to the US and Europe, Rehau has been involved in numerous Passivhaus buildings and we have built up a wealth of knowledge which we want to share with our customers.”